FFRF Attorney: non-sectarian prayer does not go far enough PICKENS COUNTY—A recent decision to establish a non-sectarian prayer at Pickens County School Board meetings may not be enough to avoid a lawsuit.
Patrick Elliott, a staff attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) , said Tuesday a non-sectarian prayer does not address all the legal issues.
“I don’t think it goes far enough,” Elliott said “Ultimately it still excludes those students and families who are non-religious or jus...
Board votes in favor of non-sectarian prayer PICKENS COUNTY—Prayer will continue at Pickens County School Board meetings, but not as many local residents had hoped.
The board voted in favor of the first reading of a motion to establish a non-sectarian invocation at the beginning of monthly meetings. Those meetings had previously been opened with a student-led prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The motion was approved 3-2 with one (Jimmy Gillespie) abstaining. Jim Shelton ...
Easley man dies in head on collision EASLEY—An 89-year old Easley man is dead after crashing his 2009 Toyota on Popefield road on Saturday afternoon.
Samuel Ralph Scott of 208 High Ridge Ct., Easley, was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital shortly after 1:40 p.m. on Saturday as a result of a head-on collision.
Scott later passed away from injuries suffered in the crash, according to Pickens County Deputy Coroner Gary Duncan.
Thirty-six year old Tron McCoy, who was ...